• Dear Martin

  • By: Nic Stone
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,981 ratings)

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Dear Martin

By: Nic Stone
Narrated by: Dion Graham
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Editorial reviews

Editors Select, October 2017

Nic Stone’s debut novel grips you right from the start. Despite being at the top of his class, Justyce McAllister doesn’t feel like he fits in at his predominantly white high school. Without giving too much away, Justyce experiences run-ins with law enforcement, and taking in the injustice he sees in his life and in the news, he begins to write to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the hopes that the one-sided letters will help him both process his feelings and decide if and in what form to take action. I loved Justyce’s letters and his internal monologues - they show such vulnerability that is beautifully captured in Dion Graham’s performance. This was a fresh and eye-opening book that I’d recommend to teens and adults alike. —Katie, Audible Editor

Publisher's summary

Number one New York Times best seller.

One of Time magazine’s 100 best YA books of all time.

After a traffic stop turns violent at the hands of the police, a young Black teen grapples with racism—and what it means for his future. Critically acclaimed author Nic Stone boldly tackles America’s troubled history with race relations in her gripping debut novel.

Justyce is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs without cause.

When faced with injustice, Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce and a friend spark the fury of an off-duty cop. Words fly, shots are fired, and the boys get caught in the crosshairs. But in the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

©2017 Nic Stone (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic reviews

A New York Times Bestseller!

A William C. Morris Award Finalist!

An ALAN/Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist!

A 2018 BookExpo Editors' Buzz Selection!

An Indies Introduce Selection!

A Kids' Indie Next List pick!

“A powerful, wrenching, and compulsively readable story that lays bare the history, and the present, of racism in America.”–John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Painfully timely and deeply moving."–Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Raw and gripping."–Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down

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